Do you use 1 or more browsers?

Discussion in 'polls' started by berryracer, Oct 2, 2012.

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How many web browsers do you have installed on your system?

  1. 1, I like having only 1 browser that does everything I need

    25.5%
  2. 2, I like keeping a backup browser

    46.0%
  3. 3

    16.8%
  4. 4

    7.3%
  5. 5

    4.4%
  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    I only like using 1 browser. I use Firefox FTW + IETAB
     
  2. The Hammer

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    IE9. Thats it.
     
  3. philby

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    Ditto :)
     
  4. ZeroDay

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    I use Firefox as my main browser and Chrome as a backup.
     
  5. Dark Shadow

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    Yes! IE9 and Comodo Dragon on windows and Safari on OS X.
     
  6. Joxx

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    PaleMoon(FF).
     
  7. Joxx

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    I remember...
    I'm not sure I remember IE or I remember thats it
    But I'm sure I remember something.
     
  8. Hungry Man

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    Just Chrome. I like to keep as much software off my system as possible.
     
  9. berryracer

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    how are you getting on with that awful bookmarks manager in Chrome broo_O?

    1- Scrolling through the bookmarks is so slow compared to IE or Firefox.

    2- When you restore you bookmarks through XMARKS after a format, your bookmarks lose all their favicons and you have to visit each bookmark again so it is reloaded. In Firefox even after a format or reinstall, the moment you sync your bookmarks the favicons return for all bookmarks automatically

    just my 2 cents
     
  10. The Hammer

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    Don't think about it too much. You'll get a headache.
     
  11. chrisretusn

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    One browser. I've never understood why one would need a backup browser.
     
  12. berryracer

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    LOL~! neither did I

    I do know that in the days of Windows ME or Windows 98 sometimes IE would just crap out on you and that's why it was a good idea to have a backup browser to access the internet at least and see how you can solve that problem.

    But with the advancement of OSes. I have yet to see a computer in that state where the browser wouldn't even start

    Backup browser! LOL :D
     
  13. Osaban

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    Ditto.
     
  14. roger_m

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    I'm actually at work now, but if I'm not mistaken I have 5 browsers installed on my main laptop (Avant, Orca, Maxthon, CoolNovo and IE). I voted for 5, then realised the poll was about how many you use, in which case the only browser I use in that computer is Avant. On my other laptops I use IE 9 - only because I haven't got round to installing Avant yet. I'm not a huge fan of IE, not due any security issues, but becuase it lacks a number of features I look for in a browser.

    Going back a number of years, I used Netscape in pereference to IE. However, eventually Netscape started crashing at every launch, even after a uninstall and reinstall, so I switched to IE. Eventually that started only working intermitently and I was unalble to fix it (e.g. installing an updated version failed) so I had to find a solution to fix Netscape, and switched back to it.

    This is weird but true. I fixed my IE problems one day by accidently deleting the contents of C:\Windows folder. I often open up a command prompt, went to the C:\Windows\Temp folder and did a "del ." to delete the contents. In this occasion I ran a Dir Temp to look at the contents of the Temp folder, and then mistakenly thought I was in the Temp folder (rather than C:\Windows) and did a "del ." It fixed IE - it worked again, and I was able to update it to the latest version too.
     
  15. Kerodo

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    Just Chrome here also.... no need for anything else.
     
  16. Page42

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    Chrome 99% of the time.
    IE9 the other 1% when a page doesn't load right in Chrome.
    Every now and again (but not very often) I run into this situation.
    This arrangement works fine for me. ;)
    IE9 is a good browser too, imho.
     
  17. tomazyk

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    Using only Chrome.
     
  18. ams963

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    I only use Firefox.:)
     
  19. jadinolf

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    Just one browser.
     
  20. PJC

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    Q Do you use 1 or more browsers?

    A I keep IE9 updated as part of Windows, but I do Not use it. I primarily use Pale Moon.
     
  21. twl845

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    Using 2 browsers, I use the second one as a fail safe. If for instance a web site won't load in Browser #1 I go to browser #2 to see if it's the site or the server that's holding things up. Other than that, I signed up on Chrome when it first appeared and am enjoying watching it progress for the fun of it. Who knows, if it eventually becomes better than Waterfox (my default) I might switch.:)
     
  22. arsenaloyal

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    I have around 10 browsers installed and at a time i use about 4 different browsers,all of my browsers are used daily for atleast 35-40 mins of browsing !
     
  23. Joxx

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    Why do you use 4 browsers?
     
  24. arsenaloyal

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    I use different browsers for different purpose,for example i am tying this is firefox.
    I have opera open which runs my rss and email and maxthon cause i like their homepage.
    and rest are beta or alpha versions of various browsers for testing.

    But the basic reason is not to be dependant on a particular browser ( i learned it from the good old netscape days !).
     
  25. Joxx

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    I've played around with Avant because one of the posts in this thread aroused my curiosity.
    My impressions would produce too long a post, so let's say it's out of my programs list.
     
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